Battle Lines Drawn – Trump’s Cabinet Confirmation Hearings

From the Washington ComPost:

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) told CBS’s “Face the Nation” on Sunday that Democrats should “grow up and get past” the election result.

“We confirmed seven Cabinet appointments the day President Obama was sworn in,” he said, noting Republicans were a comparable position in 2009. “We didn’t like most of them, either. But he won the election,” McConnell said. “So all of these little procedural complaints are related to their frustration at having not only lost the White House, but having lost the Senate.”


Prepare yourself — things are about to get confusing on Capitol Hill. Here’s which committee is considering which nominee:



  • Sessions hearing continues
  • Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Rex Tillerson, for secretary of state
  • Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, Rep. Mike Pompeo, for CIA director
  • Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, Betsy DeVos, for education secretary
  • Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, Elaine Chao, for  transportation secretary


  • Tillerson hearing expected to continue
  • Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, Wilbur Ross, commerce secretary
  • Senate Banking, House and Urban Affairs, Ben Carson, housing and urban development secretary
  • Tentatively Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, Andrew Puzder, labor secretary

Meanwhile the Hollywood morons are begging the media to hold President Trump accountable.

The hypocrisy is so thick one could pave a road with it.  Where were their pleas of accountability when the King Putt was elected, or at any other time, like for instance when Obama bombed 7 different countries?  As we all know the scrutiny was nowhere.

The Russian hacker meme continues from the left but they are really shitty at math.  For starters, IF the Russians did hack our voting machines (physically impossible since they aren’t connected to the internet) they would have changed the voter totals in favor of Trump.  Right?

On the other hand, vote totals confirm that Hillary won the popular vote by upwards of 3 million votes (voter fraud excepted, and it can be argued that Trump won the popular vote as well but it doesn’t matter).

That stated, the Russians then would have altered the Electoral College votes which is also impossible.

In other words… the left sucks at math and at logic.  No surprise to any of us here.

11 days…

~ Hardnox

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7 Responses to Battle Lines Drawn – Trump’s Cabinet Confirmation Hearings

  1. I.R. Wayright says:

    You can watch videos online, for a month of Sundays, that show evidence of who Barack Obama isn’t.

    Someone should tell the leadership on the left they really don’t want to go down the road of obstructionism now, or it would free up some time for a proper investigation of all the questions surrounding the soon to be ex-president.

    I’m sure they don’t want that. But the rest of us do.

    For instance, Barry’s SSAN which belongs to someone born in 1890 by the name of Harrison J. Bounel has been scrubbed from the database. Searching for that number now comes up empty. That video also proclaims that Michelle’s number is bogus too. Another one says the two Obama kids are borrowed from someone else.

    I hope someone unwinds all this before I croak from old age.

    I urge one of the writers here to start a weekly series dedicated to all the hidden details on the true identity of the scammers we’ve been putting up with for eight years too long.

    • Hardnox says:

      I agree. The volume of information that shows who Obama IS NOT is enormous.

      World News Daily has published volumes on the topic. To me it is clear that Obama is not who he pretends to be. Sadly, any effort to expose him has been the subject of legal terrorism. That tells me that the very powerful people behind the curtain do not want the information exposed.

      A huge fraud has been perpetrated against America.

      I am hopeful that AG Sessions will expose Obama forthwith. This will end his troublemaking. Either that, or Trump will have a private conversation with Putt and issue an ultimatum of “shut-up or I’ll expose you”.

      For many of us here, we’d all like to know. Expose the left for the frauds they are and kill their movement altogether. Time will tell.

      To your point… I think a weekly piece is a good idea but we’ll save those rounds when Putt starts his trouble.

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  3. Uriel says:

    I am playing devil’s advocate here for a little bit. Those that have held positions of authority and have clearance like Sessions, Pompeo, and Kelly there should be NO excuse for clearing them quickly for top secret or whatever, merely a tweeking of their information.

    Tillerson, and others however will present a problem as long as they are involved in top security clearance. One reason few top businessmen ever want government jobs is their portfolios and their contacts.

    Democrats are saying nominees should divest their portfolios, shares, etc. That is BS. Dems haven’t. They put them in holding accounts and set them aside. OR they were supposed to.

    Hillary did under protest, so did Bill. Include Obama since he has kept hidden how he could afford 5 different mansions of $5 million in value each on less than a million dollar combined salary according to his tax returns. Book revenues and obviously speaking fees were held in separate accounts at least for Hillary.

    Frankly EVERY member of congress should have to submit a tax return for scrutiny every year if that is not already being done at least to the ethics committee for review.

    Look through this list of wealthiest congressmen and tell me THEY divested their portfolios, stock options etc while being in office. That is BS. There are many both Democrat and Republican on that list.

    Darrell Isa is worth $250 million plus net as the top wealthiest. Pelosi is worth at least $25 million net.

    • Hardnox says:

      Excellent comment. I agree.

      The hypocrisy from the left is limitless.

      What needs to be brought to the forefront is that these appointees are all top shelf talent. Further, none of them are allowed to operate as lobbyists for 5 years after their tenure. This tells me that none of them are wanting to do this job for self enrichment for later. Conflict of interest is tough to monitor or examine. That said, Congress does it all the time hence the laws they passed which exempts them. Hypocritical Bastards!

  4. Shar says:

    Uncle Mitch should slam them thru nuclear option. Move on.